By Michael Pavitt

The Netherlands took the bronze in Finland ©WikipediaRussia's female sitting volleyball team claimed gold at the Pajulahti Games, remaining unbeaten throughout the entire competition held in Nastola, Finland.

The Russian team dispatched Hungary, The Netherlands, Finland and Brazil during the competition to eventually set up a rematch against the Dutch again in the final.

Their 13-strong squad entered the final unbeaten, and maintained that record once there to win in three straight but closely fought sets 3-0, 25-18, 25-21, 23-22.

The bronze medal was won by Brazil, who suffered two defeats in the round robin phase to Russia and The Netherlands, but rebounded in the bronze medal match.

They defeated the Finnish team by three sets to one to claim the bronze medal, with Hungary finishing last out of the teams competing in Finland.

Brazil were led into the competition by coach Amauri Ribiero, who is memorable for winning an Olympic gold medal in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and has been working with the country's sitting volleyball teams since 2004.

Russia's victory continues to highlight their rise in the sport, as, after failing to qualify for the London 2012 Paralympics, they claimed the European title in 2013.

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